Broody hen question..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Momagain1, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    My hen (turken) is broody..has been for about a month now..she changes
    nest boxes multiple times a day...

    doesnt lay or I havent seen her lay...
    but she is NOT coming out to go bathroom OR drink/eat...
    but I know its normal...to not do that.....

    but anything to help her not be broody ALL the time??

    and how long is it normal for a hen to be broody????
     
  2. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    467
    1
    111
    May 31, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Maybe it's time to isolate her in a broody pen with no nest box. It can't be good for her to be broody for that long, especially with no eggs.
     
  3. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Quote:Should I put an egg under her?? can I just assume its fertilized??
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by